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Not mathematical yet I represent a half of sorts,

With furrowed brows and a holey sign I am formed,

My colouring a little 'boorish' you could say,

My opposite North-eastern?!

What am I?

It is a symbol.

Think about what Boor sounds like? And what colour is often associated with that?

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  • $\begingroup$ Would [word] apply? It is to be used when the answer is a word. $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Commented Dec 27, 2020 at 3:43
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    $\begingroup$ No, it is not a word. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 27, 2020 at 5:51
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    $\begingroup$ Do you mean "holey" or "holy"? Just checking. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Commented Dec 29, 2020 at 14:13

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I think the answer might be

Not mathematical yet I represent a half of sorts,

The ♀ symbol represents the female sex, members of which make up roughly half of the global human population.

With furrowed brows and a holey sign I am formed,

From the OP: "furrowed brows" indicates "cross" and "holey" refers to the circle above it.

My colouring a little 'boorish' you could say,

From the OP: 'boorish' is meant to indicate 'like a boar or pig' and refers to the colour pink. There is a common modern connection between the colour pink and femininity and this often leads to the symbol being depicted in pink.

Original Answer: ♀ is also the symbol for the planet Venus which looks coarsely coloured as you can see.
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Also "boor" sounds like "beer" and the colour of Venus does somewhat resemble a beer settling.

My opposite North-eastern?!

The symbol for male is ♂ which, as you can see, is a circle with an arrow pointing to the North-East.

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  • $\begingroup$ Boor=Boar=Pig which is pink in colour. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 29, 2020 at 17:34
  • $\begingroup$ Also furrowed brows=cross and holey = hole. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 29, 2020 at 17:39
  • $\begingroup$ Please correct your answer. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 29, 2020 at 17:42
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    $\begingroup$ @Smartest1here Thanks, will edit in your suggestions. I should say that, even though a pig is usually pink, a boar is a specific animal which is brown/black in colour. Also, the symbol in question is not really associated with pink but more often red or green. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Commented Dec 29, 2020 at 17:45
  • $\begingroup$ @Smartest1here The furrowed brows bit is very clever though. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Commented Dec 29, 2020 at 17:47
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I think you might be

The angry face emoticon: >:O

Not mathematical yet I represent a half of sorts,

You look like "greater than zero" which is essentially half of the real numbers

With furrowed brows and a holey sign I am formed,

The > indicates the furrowed brow, and the O "holey sign" the open mouth

My colouring a little 'boorish' you could say,

In emoji world (hinted by "coloring"), the equivalent is 😠 which in some platforms has an angry red tint (very much not sure about this clue...)

My opposite North-eastern?!

On a keyboard, north east from > is :, and north east from O is ) - put them together, and you have :) which is the opposite of >:O

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  • $\begingroup$ This is not the answer. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 28, 2020 at 5:35
  • $\begingroup$ Hint: Think about what Boor sounds like? And what colour is often associated with that? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 28, 2020 at 5:40
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My answer:

225


My colouring a little 'boorish' you could say,

the color of rgb 225

With furrowed brows and a holey sign I am formed,

the number's shape.

My opposite North-eastern?! (I got the hint from this)

Northeast (NE), 45°'s opposite is 225°

I don't know about the first clue.

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    $\begingroup$ Hint: The answer is not aiming at any alphanumerical characters per se. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 27, 2020 at 13:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Smartest1here What do you mean? $\endgroup$
    – ppwater
    Commented Dec 27, 2020 at 13:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Smartest1here So this is wrong? $\endgroup$
    – ppwater
    Commented Dec 27, 2020 at 13:19
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    $\begingroup$ Yes it is...... $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 27, 2020 at 13:55
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I think its

St

st is 2 out of 5 letters of sorts.if we rotate st 90degree we see a eyebrow shape and a cross .st stands for sao tome which is a south western country also

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope, please think again and improve your answer! $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 27, 2020 at 6:52
  • $\begingroup$ it is not a word $\endgroup$
    – ppwater
    Commented Dec 27, 2020 at 12:50
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Lines 1 and 4 make me think of

♀️ (half of the population is female, opposite is ♂️).

I have no idea, what the boorish colour would be (

pink maybe?

) and I really don't see the furrowed brows though.

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    $\begingroup$ A good answer should explain every part of the riddle, because the intended answer will be able to. $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Commented Dec 29, 2020 at 16:03

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